Meet DRIV (ASX:DRIV), the electric vehicle ETF that just listed on the ASX

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The ASX boards have welcomed some new exchange-traded funds (ETFs) today. Yes, the BetaShares Electric Vehicles and Future Mobility ETF (ASX: DRIV) joins the share market. It lists alongside another new BetaShares fund, the BetaShares Future of Payments ETF (ASX: IPAY).

So at the time of writing, DRIV units have debuted at $11.78 per unit and are currently trading at $11.79, up a solid 0.08% after their first few hours of ASX life.

So we took a quick look at DRIV a few days ago when it became clear this ETF was headed for the ASX boards. But if you missed that coverage, here's a quick refresh. So BetaShares tell us that this ETF is designed to track the Solactive Future Mobility Index. This will, in the provider's words, give "exposure to a portfolio of global companies at the forefront of innovation in automotive technology". It holds 50 companies right now.

DRIV comes off the ASX line

Its top 10 holdings, and weightings, are as follows:

  1. Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) with a portfolio weighting of 9.5%
  2. Nio Inc (NYSE: NIO) with a weighting of 6.4%
  3. Aptiv plc (NYSE: APTV) with a weighting of 6.4%
  4. Uber Technologies Inc (NYSE: UBER) with a weighting of 6.1%
  5. Volkswagen AG with a weighting of 5.6%
  6. Volvo AB with a weighting of 4.7%
  7. Paccar Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) with a weighting of 4.4%
  8. BYD Co Ltd with a weighting of 4.2%
  9. Li Auto Inc with a weighting of 3.9%
  10. Xpeng Inc (NYSE: XPEV) with a weighting of 3.6%

So as you can see, many famous names there. At the top of the pile, we have the well-known electric vehicle manufacturers Tesla and Nio. Nio is a giant Chinese company often called the 'Tesla of China'.

Aptiv is a US auto parts company, while Uber is of course the eponymous ride-sharing provider.

Volkswagen and Volvo need no introduction as conventional vehicle brands, while Paccar is a manufacturer of diesel trucks with brand names like Kenworth and Peterbilt.

BYD, Li Auto and Xpeng are all Chinese companies with expanding electric vehicle manufacturing operations.

Geographically, DRIV is weighted 44% towards US companies and 20.3% towards Chinese companies. Germany, Ireland, Europe, Japan and South Korea make up the vast majority of the rest.

Although this DRIV ETF only makes its ASX debut today, the index that it tracks has reportedly returned an average of 23.5% since its inception in May 2017.

The BetaShares Electric Vehicles and Future Mobility ETF charge a management fee of 0.67% per annum (or $67 per year for every $10,000 invested).

Motley Fool contributor Sebastian Bowen owns Tesla. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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